Our board

Our Board of Directors bring a diversity of expertise, experience and skill that guide the business of the Foundation.

Our Board

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Professor Fiona Wood

Director of the Burns Service of Western Australia

Fiona has been a burns surgeon and researcher for the past 30 years and is Director of the Burns Service of Western Australia (BSWA). She is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Fiona Stanley Hospital and Perth Children’s Hospital, co-founder of the first skin cell laboratory in WA, Professor in the School of Surgery at The University of Western Australia, and co-founder of the Fiona Wood Foundation.

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Sam Barbaro


Sam has held senior positions since the late 1990s and has experience across a wide range of industries. He has a law degree from the University of Western Australia with distinction. 

Prior to Sam's current role, he was the General Counsel and Executive Manager Governance & Assurance Business at Western Power, which included being the Company Secretary for the corporation. 

Sam has extensive experience advising corporations and Boards, and brings a diverse range of technical and management experience in strategic leadership, stakeholder management, legal and financial regulation and governance, culture and change management, and safety and compliance.

Sam is also a non-executive director of Leadership WA and is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel and an associate member of the Australian Institute of Management.

Sam was appointed to the Board in January 2014.

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Geraldine Erridge

Director at David M Clarke Associates

Geraldine is a Director at David M Clarke & Associates. She has a Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting Major and has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants since 1999. She has extensive experience in general taxation advice and self-managed superannuation funds as well as providing a number of services to high wealth individuals.

Geraldine was appointed to the Fiona Wood Foundation board in January 2014.

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David Fyfe

Energy Sector, Senior Executive | Commercial

David has an Honours Degree in Engineering and post graduate qualifications in business.

He is a Graduate of the Institute of Company Directors and a Member of the Institute of Engineers Australia.

David is a senior executive in the energy sector and has held board positions in private and not for profit organisations.

He is a survivor of the 2002 Bali bombings which claimed the lives of over 200 people including 88 Australians. He was severely injured and received significant burns. David was treated by the staff at Royal Perth hospital under the leadership of Fiona Wood. He is passionate about the research that the Foundation undertakes. He is a recipient of the “spray on skin” technology that the Foundation developed and wants to assist the Foundation in furthering research to ensure a better quality of life for burns patients.

David regularly presents as a keynote/motivational speaker at events throughout Western Australia

David was appointed to the Board in 2013.

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Anthony (Tony) Kiernan

Chairman of Pilbara Minerals

Tony was appointed Chairman of the Foundation in July 2014 having joined the Board earlier in the year. He was formerly a practising lawyer.  

Tony is currently Chairman of Saracen Minerals, Pilbara Minerals Limited and Venturex Resources Ltd, all listed on the ASX.

He is well versed in the not for profit and charity sectors having been a director and Chairman of Anglicare (WA) for over 20 years. Previous involvement included being a trustee of TVW Telethon and a board member of the Child health Research Foundation.


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Suzanne Rea

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Suzanne is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Fiona Stanley Hospital and Perth Childrens Hospital, with a specialist interest in burns surgery. 

Strongly involved with the Foundation’s scientific and burns related research, Suzanne’s primary goals for the Fiona Wood Foundation are to assist in growing the burns team, particularly in regard to the medical and surgical side of burn management and how the burn scars can be influenced. Suzanne has led the development and growth of laser treatment for burns scars at the adult and paediatric units. She is currently involved in a number of research projects specifically examining the role of laser in burns scars. She aims to see the Foundation evolve to be a world leader in holistic burn care, focussing on patient survival as well as quality of life post injury (both physical and psychological).

Suzanne was appointed to the Board in 2013.

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